Outlining to EC President Ursula von der Leyen the role of neutral, non-aligned States, like Ireland, in bringing about a peaceful end to conflict, I asked that this position be reflected in EU policy.
Drugs need to be legalised and possession decriminalised by the Dáil to take this lucrative trade out of the hands of brutal thugs without delay.
This government is depriving the Oireachtas of any opportunity to scrutinise the laws it is ramming through. This is not just undemocratic, it results in flawed laws that come before the Courts, costing lots of taxpayers’ money, and come back to the Oireachtas again.
The Government has lacked urgency in pursuing quarry operators who sold deficient concrete blocks and foundations. Taxpayers and those building a home in the future should not be left footing all the bill to help the victims.